Meet Our Blog Contributors
Gary L. Howard205.521.8595Email
Gary Howard has spent his 25-five year career litigating across the country on behalf of insurers in class actions; fraud and bad-faith cases; and contract, agent and lost-profits disputes. He prides himself on an in-depth understanding of his clients’ businesses and on building mutual trust between himself and those at all levels within his clients’ organizations. Gary is active in insurance trade and bar associations, such as ALIC and ACLI, and often serves a speaker or author on insurance-related topics.
Jamie L. Moore205.521.8045Email
Jamie Moore’s practice is concentrated on insurance litigation, class action and general litigation. Jamie has defended life, health and disability insurers and annuity companies in complex litigation, including policyholder disputes, agent cases, contract claims, and fraud, bad faith and other tort actions in federal and state courts nationwide. She has defended insurance companies in numerous class actions, and is admitted in a number of jurisdictions. Jamie is listed in The Best Lawyers of America® and Alabama Super Lawyers. She is actively involved in the DRI Life, Health and Disability Committee and American Council of Life Insurers.
Paul P. Bolus205.521.8402Email
Paul Bolus has been representing insurance company clients for more than 29 years, litigating and managing over 200 cases in federal and state venues across the country. Paul has taken on multimillion-dollar cases, including class action lawsuits, regularly representing insurance companies in litigation dealing with health and life issues in just about every context, including major medical, specified disease, cancer, heart, stroke, disability, life insurance, long-term care insurance, securities, annuities, STOLI, department of insurance complaints and litigation, unfair consumer trade practices, deceptive trade practices and agent accounting litigation.
Mary Ann Couch205.521.8281Email
Mary Ann Couch represents employers and insurers in ERISA litigation defending against benefit and breach of fiduciary duty claims. Mary Ann is prepared for every phase of litigation—from drafting and arguing dispositive motions and summary judgment briefs, deposing and interviewing witnesses, and navigating discovery disputes, to preparing for and participating in trial.
Ann Phelps Hill205.521.8360Email
Ann Hill focuses her practice in business litigation and complex litigation. Ann primarily represents insurance companies, litigating cases in federal and state venues. She has handled matters in trial and appellate courts throughout Alabama and across the country. She has been successful in representing her clients in all phases of high-stakes and complex litigation. Ann is a member of the firm’s E-Discovery team and co-chair of the American Bar Association’s pretrial practice and discovery programming committee.
Tim Lendino represents life, health, and disability insurers in litigation across the country. He regularly represents insurers in a variety of matters, including bad faith cases, agent disputes, insurance fraud, and other tort actions. He has also defended insurers in class actions involving insurance policy terms and alleged misrepresentations of policy benefits. Tim also manages a nationwide portfolio of interpleader matters arising from competing claims under individual and group life policies and annuity contracts.
Darrell C. Tucker II205.521.8356Email
Darrell Tucker is focused on representing construction, insurance, and pharmaceutical and medical device companies in commercial disputes, class actions and mass tort litigation. Darrell is known for his ability to understand the industry-specific details inherent in the often multi-faceted process of complex litigation. He represents his clients in numerous states, counseling them on risk management, litigation-related due diligence, and preparing and defending witnesses for depositions. He represents life, health, and disability insurers in disputes concerning denials of benefits (including life, disability, long term care, and cancer benefits), rescission and termination issues, ERISA claims, insurance fraud, interpleader actions, insurance agent/agency termination and compensation claims, and class actions involving insurance policy terms and determination of claims.
Jason A. Walters205.521.8372Email
Jason Walters is a life, health and disability insurance litigator, serving as lead counsel for multiple Fortune 500 insurance and financial services companies in class actions, individual litigation, and arbitration. Jason’s experience runs the gamut. He has defended cases involving all types of life insurance, annuities, long-term disability, cancer, critical illness, long-term care, and major medical insurance policies, including actions involving group policies governed by ERISA.